Step-by-step – MX Linux Realtek RTL8821cu Driver Installation Guide

May 15, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.


  1. 5. Installing Realtek RTL8821cu Driver

    Then to Install Wi-fi Driver for MX
    Access the Target folder, in case of a Git Checkout modifies the Path accordingly:

    cd /tmp/*master

    And then to Setup it play:

    sudo ./

    Last, in case of Troubles with Dkms you may Try with an Ordinary “make” “sudo make install” Setup.
    Finally to Check the Dkms Installation:

    sudo dkms status
  2. 6. Loading Realtek RTL8821cu Driver

    Now to Load Realtek Driver into MX’s Kernel
    Simply Reboot with:

    sudo reboot now

    Then in Case of Issue with a USB Adapter.
    First, try to find your usb-wifi-adapter Device ID, like “0bda:1a2b”, by:


    switch the mode by type: (the device ID must be yours.)
    Need install usb_modeswitch!

    sudo usb_modeswitch -KW -v 0bda -p 1a2b

    Finally, for starting Bluetooth service if it’s in inactive

    sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service

    It should work.
    Thanks to brektrou!

  3. So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install Realtek RTL8821cu Driver on MX Linux!


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